Spring 2020 - ENSC 386 D100

Introduction to Mechanical Design (4)

Class Number: 8470

Delivery Method: In Person


  • Course Times + Location:

    Tu, Th 8:30 AM – 10:20 AM
    SECB 1011, Burnaby

  • Exam Times + Location:

    Apr 17, 2020
    8:30 AM – 11:30 AM
    AQ 3005, Burnaby

  • Prerequisites:

    PHYS 120, MATH 310, and (ENSC 281 or ENSC 385).



This course presents the elements and principles involved in design and analysis of basic mechanical structures and mechanisms. Mechanical elements such as gears, cams and bearings and fundamental relationships between the forces and corresponding motion or deflection are investigated through examples and experiments. This background can then be used in the design, analysis and development of computer controlled machines such as robotic devices. Students who have previously taken ENSC 230 cannot take this course for credit.

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